Aberfeldy hill farmer Martin Kennedy and Aberdeenshire grower Charlie Adam were yesterday elected vice-presidents of NFU Scotland (NFUS).
The sitting union president, Andrew McCornick from Dumfriesshire, was reelected unopposed for a second two-year term in office.
The unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate was Ian Sands from Balbeggie in Perthshire, who is chairman of the union’s combinable crops committee.
After the election Mr McCornick said: “There are difficult and challenging times ahead but Martin, Charlie and I have been given a clear mandate by members to represent them and we are honoured to carry their message forward.
“Throughout the protracted and frustrating Brexit process, NFUS has been crystal clear about its priorities and through our ‘Steps to Change’ work we have mapped out our thoughts on a new agricultural policy for Scotland.
“I believe we have a top table team, who, backed by the members, staff and secretaries have the vision to deliver on that.
“Those who choose to seek office and represent fellow members in any capacity undertake a huge commitment and although missing out, I congratulate Ian for the part he played in a hard-fought campaign and the outstanding work he does in representing his sector.”